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The Spruce Goose Takes Flight

It was its first and last flight. Howard Hughes piloted the 200-ton “Spruce Goose” to lift off. He flew the “flying boat” 70 feet above water for a mile on November 2, 1947. The $23 million dollar beast made of wood and with a wingspan longer than a football field was six times larger than any other plane in existence at the time.

Retrospectacle: The Limbo: How Low Can You Go?

“Jack be limbo Jack be quick, Jack go unda limbo stick…” By now you’re humming the song ... more

U.S.S. Maine

The battleship U.S.S. Maine’s mission from Washington was a friendly one: travel to Cuba to ... more

Roosevelt Bans Planes Over White House

Annoyed and kept awake by the sound of airplanes flying above his home, President Roosevelt decided ... more
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